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This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 16-22....

 

See you at the fair!

It's fair time! With the official start of the 129th annual Carlton County Fair only a couple days away, on Tuesday the 4-H students were showing off their projects in hopes of impressing the judges... Full story

 

Stuff the bus today!

The Cloquet Educational Foundation is hosting the fifth annual “Stuff the Bus” event on Friday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cloquet Walmart. Because “Back to School” can be a tough... Full story

 

Forestry center opens doors

There will be an open house at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Road, Cloquet, on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 4:30-8 p.m. This is fun for all ages and is free to the public. There will be self-guided walking tour,...

 

Fun, fun, fun in Esko

From sunrise to sunset, the final day of the Esko Fun Days brought dancing, games, food, a little bit of running and a parade with candy and smiles. The Kristin Burkholder 5K kicked off things...

 

Wright-Cromwell news

Congratulations to Barb Dahl and Oscar Eliason who will be honored on Friday, Aug. 16 at 12 p.m. in the Log Pavilion at the Carlton County Fair, as they have been named the 2019 Female and Male...

 

A place to walk

Walkers use the recently completed 1.3-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail along Big Lake Road on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The trail runs from University Road to Pinewood Drive, and now people can...

 

Wood City Music Festival rocks on

Blessed with both clear skies and a full audience, the Wood City Music Festival set out yet again last Saturday to extend the hand of God to all who would listen. The free, family-friendly event...

 

Lost wedding ring

LOST White gold wedding band w/ one round bezel-set diamond, Cloquet Walmart parking lot, weekend of Aug. 9. REWARD 218-348-3220...

 

A fine night out

Wearing her Fond du Lac "K9 Kaylee" shirt, Ahlae Lu Leveille and her mom came to Tuesday's National Night Out event in the hopes of seeing a police dog. Ahlae Lu is a huge fan, and even thinks she...

 

Esko kicks off 'Fun Days'

The first Davis Helberg Community Impact Award was presented during the Esko Seniors Picnic Lunch Wednesday as part of the annual Esko Fun Days festivities. Davis Helberg spent much of his time... Full story

 

Wright-Cromwell news

The 13th annual Karl Kalli memorial golf tournament was held Aug. 2 at the Cloquet Country Club. Karl graduated from Cromwell High School in 1959 and his family has honored his memory by holding this...

 

Christian music festival continues to grow in Cloquet

Not bad for a festival borne out of a prayer group with no event organizing chops. Lee Harris was praying and got a “prompt” to start working on developing a festival. A few months later, the... Full story

 

This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 2-8. August 2 1928 President Calvin Coolidge visits Virginia and tours the iron mines. 1956 Albert Woolson, the last surviving Union veteran of the Civil War, dies in Duluth at age 106. Woolson had...

 

Celebrate Wrenshall and Brickyard Days on Saturday

It's been a while since the Habhegger Brick Company was a thriving business in the Wrenshall area, and even longer since Frederick Jacob Habhegger and his family of nine children bought 160 acres of l... Full story

 

Get your bike/run/fun on

The first ever Pine Valley Bike, Run, Family Fun 13K Duathlon is set for Sunday, Aug. 11 in Cloquet’s Pine Valley Recreation Area. Participants can choose from several races, including a 13K...

 

National Night Out events set for Tuesday

While National Night Out started in 1984 as a way to bring neighborhoods and local law enforcement together under positive circumstances, in Cloquet it’s about bringing the entire community and police together. Either way, the idea is the same:... Full story

 

Carlton Daze is ready, set, run!

It was run, run, run during the annual Carlton Daze celebration. The weekend kicked off with children's races and the 27th annual 5K race Friday night, followed the next morning by the Minnesota...

 

Parading around during Carlton Daze

Plenty of fun! Whether you were running a race or running to garage sales or simply running between events in and around Carlton last weekend, there was some kind of fun for everyone during the...

 

Finn News: Summer Is Almost 'Finnished'

There’s only one month of summer left, and some are probably happy while others are sad to see summer coming to a close. But we have sisu and we do what we must do! For some, it’s working on harvesting the garden and finishing up outdoor projects...

 

Cromwell-Wright News

The Wrong Days Raffle winners were: first place – Randy Sorensen, second place – Gwen Koecher (Barnum), third place – Bob Howard (Wright), and fourth place – Tom Hansen. The button drawing...

 

Ready, set, fun! Carlton Daze is here again

What isn’t happening during this weekend’s Carlton Daze? There’s running, garage sales, softball, volleyball, crafts, pie baking, kids’ games, music, whitewater kayaking, a parade, a car... Full story

 

Wright-Cromwell News: A Wrong Days in Wright recap

The 54th annual Wrong Days in Wright is now just a memory and, WOW, was it a success! I guess with all the activities to choose from, it will continue to grow. It was great to see so many folks come...

 

Education wonders found in the outdoors

Rain couldn't stop 24 nature enthusiasts from enjoying the numerous activities offered during the second session of Forestry Adventure Days last week. For the past six years, the Cloquet Forestry Cent...

 

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